In the coming decades, increasing life expectancy, a declining birth rate, and the aging of the baby boom generation will dramatically increase the number and proportion of the U.S. population over the age of 65. Most seniors indicate that they would prefer to age in place, either staying in their current home or choosing from a range of affordable, age-appropriate housing options within their community. It is crucial for successful aging in place to adapt homes and communities to meet the changing needs of aging residents, make available affordable housing options suitable for aging residents, and connect seniors to the services they need in the places that they live.
This page contains links to HUD-sponsored programs and research efforts focused on supporting aging in place and improving the quality of life for elderly residents.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program connects affordable housing residents with community-based services and promotes coordination of health care. Launched in Vermont in July 2011, the SASH program had expanded to 4,741 participants across the state by June 2015. The following reports were released as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the SASH program supported by HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: First Annual Report
- Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: Second Annual Report
- Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: Evaluation of the First Four Years
Picture of Housing and Health
These studies explore the feasibility of matching HUD administrative data to the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrative data in order to determine the extent to which this resource could track health and housing outcomes, and whether this approach could reliably support future research and policy analysis.